Dhulikhel (धुलिखेल) is located near Kathmandu Valley. It is a popular place for snow-capped mountains, sunrise, sunset, cultural and religious sites. A panoramic view of mountains can be seen from Dhulikhel. Mountains such as Gaurishankar, Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Lhotse and Phuribichyachu can be seen clearly. There are religious sites like Kalidevi, Gita Mandir, Bhagawati, Devisthan and Gaukhureshwor. It is also the best choice during the summer season for tourists as the average temperature is 20 degrees Celsius. The majority of people in Dhulikhel is Newars, Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang etc.
Dhulikhel is a lovely spot for a picnic near Kathmandu, just 30 km far. Arniko Highway and B.P. Highway passes through Dhulikhel. It is one of the most popular picnic spots near Kathmandu. It can be reached approximately within 1-2 hours by car or jeep. This place is popular as a dating spot, picnic spot, get-together and also among foreign tourists.
Devisthan picnic spot is popular in Dhulikhel near to goddess Devisthan temple. It is located at top of Dhulikhel height also known as Devisthan. It is a historical landmark. Devisthan Hill is a famous scenic spot that attracts to take pictures by climbing on Chuchche dhunga (stone), as well as horse riding. You may find horses to get some rides for taking pictures.
Dhulikhel is a good spot for barbecue, taking selfies, climbing rocks and the best place for a short hike during a picnic. You’ll get a normally peaceful environment in Dhulikhel but during weekends get crowds. You can have happy moments with your near and dear loved ones. There you can get catering services also.
Parking facility: Yes
Cooking Water: Yes
How to reach the Dhulikhel picnic spot?
You can travel from Kathmandu to Lokanthali, Bhaktapur to Sanga and then from Banepa to Dhulikhel.
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